Joint Programme for the Sahel in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflict and Climate Change

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Joint Programme for the Sahel in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflict and Climate Change

The Joint Programme for the Sahel in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflict and Climate Change (SD3C) in the Sahel and Senegal aims to consolidate the livelihoods of small producers, in particular women and youth living in cross-border areas of the six targeted countries. It is implemented in partnership with the two other United Nations Rome-based agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – and the G5 Sahel. It seeks to address the trilogy of challenges posed by COVID-19, conflict and climate change in the Sahel. The programme covers six years into two phase (phase 1: 2021-2023 and phase2: 2024-2026). The programme will directly to 20,000 rural households (10,000 households and 60,000 household members in a first 3-year phase), representing 120,000 household members. Women and young people aged 18 to 40 represent respectively at least 50 per cent and 40 per cent of the beneficiaries.

In terms of expected outcomes, SD3C in Burkina Faso aims to:

  • 20,000 producers with improved access to inputs and/or technology packages and resilient practices.
  • 20,000 producers reporting access to relevant information on existing markets and opportunities.
  • 6,000 hectares of lands will be rehabilitated and developed.
  • 30 pastoral infrastructures (wells, ponds, vaccination parks).
  • 24 market infrastructures built/rehabilitated and functional.
  • digital financial services with the aim of securing border transactions are improved.
Status: Signed
Country
Burkina Faso
Approval Date
09 December 2020
Duration
2020 - 2027
Sector
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 8.23 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 1.24 million
Financing Gap
US$ 7 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
2000003359
Project Contact
Ann Turinayo

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